New initiative offered through the RATEP Program (Department of Education, Training and Employment, through Tropical North Queensland TAFE) to increase access to teacher education.
To support the continuation and planned expansion of RATEP’s new off-site delivery model within the Certificate IV in Education and Diploma of Education courses. The model allows non-qualified Indigenous people to study from a school location where an ‘on-site’ RATEP centre does not exist.
The model incorporates interactive virtual classroom e-sessions, online assessment/course content and developing mobile technologies.
Teacher-learner relationships are enhanced by ‘off-site students’ having regular access to a full time, Education Queensland ‘Off-Site Teacher Coordinator’ who provides additional tutorial, pastoral and administrative support to off-site students.
The new offsite delivery model is supported by the MATSITI Project. Also see other stories on RATEP.